[Chugalug] Help building ancient app...

John Aldrich jmaldrich at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 8 20:54:21 UTC 2013


Quoting DaWorm <daworm at gmail.com>:
> Yes, I've been there.  I've tried a few of them, such as Wings3D, but the
> learning curve is fairly steep for what I'm wanting to do.  This was
> supposed to be something to save me time by allowing me to lay out a
> project in advance, not something that I needed to take three months to
> learn how to use.  I liked that this software concentrated on woodworking
> and took assembly into account (there are a lot of things that you can
> model that you could never build).
>
> For right now, I'm concentrating on only one project, building a bar.  I've
> bought two gorgeous turn of the (last) century heart pine five panel doors
> that will form the front and sides, and I plan to use vintage newel posts
> (not yet purchased) for the corners.  I also need to build a base with a
> footrest and the bar top itself.  I don't want to buy too much material,
> and obviously with vintage parts like this, I can't afford to screw up.  I
> could do it all by hand of course, but being a geek, I thought there had to
> be a "better way".
>
Ahh... yeah. Well, you could always use Dia, the Linux version of Visio. :D


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